SPAD VII vs Albatros D III

1917–18

SPAD VII vs Albatros D III cover

SPAD VII vs Albatros D III

1917–18

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When originally conceived, the French SPAD VII and German Albatros D II represented steps away from an emphasis on manoeuvre in aerial combat in favour of speed and durability. At the end of 1916, however, Albatros tried to have the best of both worlds. The result combined the better downward view and manoeuvrability of the Nieuport with the power and twin machine guns of the Albatros D II. At the same time, the French worked to improve the SPAD VII with more power and a more reliable cooling system before moving on to the twin-gunned SPAD XIII. While all that was going on, the Albatros D III became a mainstay of the German and Austro-Hungarian air services in frequent encounters with SPAD VIIs flown by French, Belgian, British, Italian and American airmen.

Table of Contents

Chronology - Design and Development - The Strategic Situation - Technical Specifications - The Combatants - Combat - Statistics and Analysis - Aftermath and Conclusion - Bibliography and Further Reading - Glossary

Product details

Published 20 Apr 2011
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781849084758
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 51 b/w
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Duel
Short code DUE 36
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Jon Guttman

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